We all desire to be happy but we are constantly failing to recognize we are immature to achieve it.
Longing for happiness is like starving. However, as easy it is to have poor food choices as easy it is to burn our soul.
Nobody deserves to be unhappy but this is what we all know since we were born into this. The One who came to teach was killed because we were unable to think of actually leaving our comfort zone.
How many times have we crucified the Messiah out of ignorance? Those who say they have never done it don’t know what they are talking about.
Preaching about happiness is teaching about something that no one has ever had the chance to fully understand. Even God cannot be completely happy up until one person remains in the realm of ignorance and pain.
There is no such a thing as individual joy. God would have no idea what you are talking about if you asked him about it.
There is the question of sin. But our Heavenly Parent has never understood the differences out of the original realm of heart. For Him, everything else is relative and temporary – no matter how we see this.
Living on Earth and trying to succeed only here is like watching a cooking show. You’ll never get the taste of the real food and you’ll never have the chance to discover your own unique ways to co-create if you just accept what others do for themselves in their lives.
People always want to be happy but they don’t know they can’t. Unless they start to think to be happy together with others, based on the patterns God created in the Nature, they will always end up wanting to be happy but never truly be.
True joy and happiness is not mesmerizing, it is not like a drug, it is nothing like a purple mist: it’s our natural state of being we have never experienced.
To be happy you need to experience who you really are meant to be and what it actually means in the everyday life: you are meant to be the child of God.
To be happy you need to grow.
Happiness is an active emotion. It requires ceaseless efforts to live for the sake of others for a greater purpose.
If you can not be happy, God can not be happy either.
God’s only joy during the Creation was to think of you being happy once and living together in evolving harmony.
You can’t give happiness and you can’t make others happy either. You can create an action to what others can respond so a constant flow of give and take actions will generate energy for existence and growing – that what we can call happiness and joy in its true sense.
If you want to be happy for your own sake, you’ll never be able to do it.
Thinking of others, how to help them, how to support them even beyond your everyday reach is the starting point of true happiness.
Happiness is a result of actions. It starts with care, compassion, humbleness and dedication.
On the road towards absolute happiness there is no ‘me’.
Since God, our Heavenly Parent has created everything out of love, you will be happy for eternity. It’s up to you and your thoughts and actions when this will start.
You never judge anyone and you have never judged me.
Only the immature judges as the unloved hates.
There are so many behind walls these days.
Even the holy places are locked down for most of the times.
These fortresses are not structures of the heart.
I know, it has always been like this, but I’ve thought and in a way expected we would all get rid of the misunderstandings, rage and enmity by now.
People in need and lack of real opportunities, to whom nobody taught a different practical standard other than their own, they are all forced to leave anything they can love behind. Sometimes for all in their lives.
What is the purpose of this, Father?
It is not just the story of Jean Valjean, when goodness can overcome fear!
I’ve opened my heart and door to anyone who comes and ask.
I have started a new prayer blog, Prayers for Everybody as a part of my spiritual journey.
I am going to write and share 210 public prayers for you here.
Partly, because everybody deserves a prayer and partly because I also need to grow inside, so, that is a challenge for me, too.
If you happen to have some time to read, follow and share these, it will make me more accountable and transparent in front of Heavenly Parent, you and even myself.
I do hope, these prayers and words will find you in the right time and right place.
All the wonders are waiting for you this time of the year, all the time!
Still don’t know how to be constantly happy, maintain lasting joy, not to see the changes as signs of loss and not to feel being beaten by every single challenges in your life?
Good news is here for you: from now on, each and every day you can be happier and more content than before!
Trust yourself! Your inner voice is a God-given gift, nurture it consciously!
Be conscious and self-aware! You might feel down and being challenged, but that’s OK, feelings are normal. Just don’t let them to take over your life and cloud your sight!
Have compassion, towards your environment, closer and farther, known and unfamiliar people, and even to yourself! None of us is a robot, our soul is more important than any external achievement.
Live for the sake of others, especially when you don’t get any feedbacks, or just negativity! Do you think God has ever had any better? Still, He hasn’t given up on you…
Love your life, instead of focusing the flaws, with a selective attitude, pick the absolute values and keep them in mind, so, you will always have a safe haven throughout your day! It is always good to start with the harmony in the Nature…
And please, never forget, you are not alone! Despite all the circumstances and internal feelings and bleeding, personal desires and commitments, works and excuses, don’t let yourself being isolated!
The lack of unity is the death of the human soul.
Be a living person rather than a living dead – connect, reach out with prayers, meditations or at least on-line.
One of the greatest contributions of the internet to our lives is that we can get to know the world and its reality more and differently than it is being told to us and we can discover whole new ideas and fantastic people all around the globe.
I’ve been reading a lot of blogs since the start of As I Can See. For quite some time one of them is SueAnn Porter’s and one thing is for sure, her devotion to God appears in her writings and lifestyle as well as her pursue of happiness.
She was kind to make time for this interview, so meet SueAnn Porter, an honest daughter of God on life, faith, challenges and answers and a view on our world today!
1. Dear SueAnn, How are you doing these days? Have you made any New Year’s resolution which hard to keep?
Honestly, I gave up on New Year’s resolutions many years ago.
As you know, I have published an ebook named “Arm Wrestling with Pharaoh” which looks at the Book of Exodus, and the story of Pharaoh and Moses. It compares how we go through situations today, when it looks like all hope is lost, but God has an answer.
Right now, it’s only available as an eBook. I am looking into having it printed in paperback.
I have started working on a Time-Travel novel. I am involved in a new writing group, which has been very helpful.
2. You have faced with various challenges in your life. Have you ever felt there is no way to continue, yet, you went on?
There were many times I felt that there was no way to continue – depression was overwhelming to the point of suffocation. I just kept going.
3. Is there any definite moment when we can clearly feel the presence of God, helping us? When were your most definite moments?
When I really stop, be still, then I can sense God’s presence strongly. The world keeps going faster and faster. God lives in Eternity and it’s a much easier pace. When we connect with Eternity, we find peace in God.
4. Reading your blog it is obvious you are deeply committed and grateful to your spouse. How did you two meet?
We met at work. This is a good place to meet someone because you know he has a job! Also, he was taller than me, which was important.
5. After you realized, you are the on to each other, how did you gain wisdom and strength to stay together? What advice could you offer for young couples to persevere?
We live in a throw-away society. If you don’t like something, you trade it in and get something new. In marriage, unless there is abuse or adultery, I don’t believe God really wants us to give up so easily. God has answers for us, especially when we can’t figure it out for ourselves.
6. The world around us has been tremendously changing. Do you think it will slow down or more radical and fundamental changes will come?
I don’t think the world will slow down, but as individuals, and especially as Christians, we will learn to find peace through God living in us, and slow ourselves down. The pace of the world will keep getting faster.
7. A lot of people feels, old times were golden, despite the facts, we have the best medicine and ways of communication these days. Would you rather live in a different era?
There are good and bad to all eras. I think what people miss from the “old days” are that we did slow down. Everything was closed on Sundays. We visited grandparents and cousins. Now, we compete with cell phones. Also, I think kids had instilled in them a sense of right and wrong, and manners. Also the schools taught History, Mathematics and English grammar. Many kids don’t know this information.
I think we are further ahead with race relations, although there still needs to be improvements. Women have better opportunities. And yes, it is fun to communicate with someone on the other side of the world through the internet!
8. Let’s turn to lighter things. Which is your favourite secret recipe? Care to share it with the readers?
I’m really not much of a cook. I have no secrets here.
9. If there was an imaginary list of the most beautiful and positive things in life what would you add to it and why?
I’m the kind of person who would rather be in the mountains than at the beach. There is something about the babbling of a stream that is the ultimate beautiful sound to me. I would invent a Theme Park where people could rent cabins in the middle of the stream. Okay, I might be the only customer but who knows?
10. Nowadays, almost everyone has a certain kind of understanding about the Afterlife. What is yours? Do we really cease to exist, or it is a one way street, or there is a connection between the earthly and spiritual life?
I believe in the Afterlife. We are spirit beings in flesh bodies. While the body dies, the spirit lives forever. There are only two options for the Afterlife: Heaven or Hell. There is no Purgatory. Jesus paid the price for all of our sins to be taken away, so that we would be able to enter Heaven. But we need to believe on Jesus, and more than that, we need to ask Him to come into our life and take over. When someone sincerely repents of their sins, and asks Jesus to come into their life, something spiritual happens. The pure life of God comes to live in us. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us. This is called being “Born Again.” Jesus said that He is the way, the truth, and the life, and that no one comes to Father God except through Him.
I know that many people believe that there are many ways to God, but I don’t believe this at all. God is King of the Universe, and if He wants people to enter Heaven by Jesus, then we need to follow His way.
11. Life these days looks pretty dark. Do you feel it was better and brighter in your childhood and we are doomed now? What future do you think our children will have? Do you think equality and mutual understanding, care and support will be manifested? Will people live for the sake of others?
I think each generation is different, and they are created to adapt to their time frame. I think that certain things get better, and other things get worse as time goes on. I don’t think we will ever reach true equality and mutual understanding, but we can keep moving towards it. We shouldn’t give up.
12. At last, let me ask you which areas do you think ought to be helped the most in the world? Who can do it? Are we really “too small” for them?
We need to do much more for our Veterans. They should be our number one priority.
We also need to help school children. The money that is wasted in the education system for administrators is abominable. Many kids need to have breakfast at school because they don’t get it at home. Also, school buses are needed for kids that live ½ mile away, instead of a mile away.
“How then should we who are to fulfil God’s will lead our lives now? Our day-to-day lives should not become ones that deal only with the internal and external matters of our own selves. Beyond matters of our own concern, we must connect ourselves with matters of the whole and take the responsibility to realize eternal value. Only then can you fulfil the will of Heaven’s gospel. When you take the path of missionary work with such a sense of duty, God will be with you. Similarly, when you lead your lives with loving and caring hearts, you will surely witness the miracle of recreation. You must know this for certain.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon